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Restaurant In den Doofpot

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Turfmarkt 9, 2312 CE, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 512 2434
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00:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 00:00 - 22:00
Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

wonderful meal in a well located restaurant - a pleasure to eat here and I hope I have an opportunity to return

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Thank GrangeReviews
Oxford
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A comfortable, attentive, cosy brasserie type restaurant with simply wonderful food, attentively and professionally served. Would return in a flash

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VA
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134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant has been a favorite, and we always plan to eat here when in town. They now have a new young chef, and things have changed but not for the better. He tends to like to experiment with foams, etc., and some unusual flavors. They gave us three different small appetizers that were good but pushing the limits of... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here with lots of friends for a birthday dinner. The staff were brilliant and very helpful explaining the courses in detail. The wines were excellent complimenting what we were eating. The food portions were tiny! Our meal for 8 people WITHOUT wine was €560! Half of us were still hungry after dinner. Maybe this isn't my type of... More 

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Badhoevedorp, The Netherlands
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113 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent food, but very overpriced. Everything looks beautifull and tastes good. You feel very welcome, they take good care of you. However, portions are tiny and prices way too high. I'm used to dining at good restaurants, but never have I paid 6 euros for a latte for example.

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Anton D, General Manager at Restaurant In den Doofpot, responded to this review

Dear 'Valinholland', thank your for your compliments about beautifull looks, good tastes, warm welcome and staff taking good care of you. We're definately not the cheapest restaurant in Holland but if you take a good look at your own picture of the perfect Cafe Latte served with three wonderful home made 'Easter' friandises it's hard to maintain your opinion right... More 

Munich, Germany
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3 reviews
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Yesterday we went again to our favorite restaurant in Leiden. All six of us had a menu with five courses, most of them differently composed. All dishes were a great composition of ingredients and flavors. Patrick Brugman and his team enchanted our family event - a very professional cuisine in a relaxed ambience!

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New York
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108 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I have been here a few times. The last time was two or three years ago. I just went again. It remains my favorite restaurant in the world. The ambiance is elegant but cozy. The service is excellent. The food is amazing, and the wine pairings are spot on.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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277 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Great venue with spectacular food. Food was as good as it gets, quirky venue with friendly service and really well priced! Worth the trip from Amsterdam

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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I've visited this place many times. Hospitality here is always at a steady great level. Same for the cooking. A great place to celebratie a special moment. The restaurant serves a nice wine-arrangements with their menu's. We always had the arrangement with the dinners and always loved it. And if you really love the wine, they're always willing to give... More 

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Reeuwijk, The Netherlands
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94 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

My expectations are always very high when I dine here. It is one of my favorite restaurants in Leiden and I have dined here quite often. This time I was a bit disappointed. Everything was really good: the quality of the food, the presentation, the wines, and the service. However, I missed the spark, the unique combination of flavors that... More 

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Restaurant Details

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    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 28 - US$ 56
Cuisine
French, Dutch, Seafood, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
00:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
00:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
00:00 - 22:00
Thursday
00:00 - 22:00
Friday
00:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Turfmarkt 9, 2312 CE, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
  • Phone Number: +31 71 512 2434
Description
Established in 1997, almost 20 years Leiden's finest!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?